Bringing the farmer perspective to agricultural robots
Redhead, Fiona, Snow, Stephen, Vyas, Dhaval, Bawden, Owen, Russell, Ray, Perez, Tristan, & Brereton, Margot (2015) Bringing the farmer perspective to agricultural robots. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '15, ACM, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 1067-1072.
The research reported in this paper explores autonomous technologies for agricultural farming application and is focused on the development of multiple-cooperative agricultural robots (AgBots). These are highly autonomous, small, lightweight, and unmanned machines that operate cooperatively (as opposed to a traditional single heavy machine) and are suited to work on broadacre land (large-scale crop operations on land parcels greater than 4,000m2). Since this is a new, and potentially disruptive technology, little is yet known about farmer attitudes towards robots, how robots might be incorporated into current farming practice, and how best to marry the capability of the robot with the work of the farmer. This paper reports preliminary insights (with a focus on farmer-robot control) gathered from field visits and contextual interviews with farmers, and contributes knowledge that will enable further work toward the design and application of agricultural robotics.
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|Keywords:||Computer-Human Interaction, Human-Robot Interface, Agricultural Robots, Multi-Cooperative-Robots|
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